(Auction #99) May 24-26, 2013 NOJEX (NEW JERSEY)
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Incredibly rare propaganda board game put out by Wehrmacht based on chess. Lengthy detailed instruction book. Box cover shows Nazi soldiers in the midst of battle. Playing pieces are intricate and represent Infantry, Panzers, Artillery, Fighter Planes, Bombers and the main playing piece in the shape of a Nazi Eagle. Instead of 16 pieces per side in standard chess, each side in this game has 18 pieces. Instead of a standard 8 by 8 squares chess board, this game's board is 11 by 11 squares and some squares contain hazards and terrain. Instruction book proclaims: 'The leading military combat and instructive game; For spiritual training, military training, and public education; Recognized and introduced by: the Wehrmacht, Police, SS, Hitler Youth, Border Protection, all manner of Nazi Party Organizations, religious affiliates of the Nazi Party, and all schools.' Game is complete and box is in great condition, measuring 8"x8". Board opens to 16" x 16". Large and highly stylized playing pieces nearly 2" tall, shaped like bombs, rockets, tanks, soldiers, winged soldiers and eagles. Pieces & board in pristine UNPLAYED condition. Pieces housed in specially designed box bottom with fitted slots. An outstanding example of the militaristic and nationalist propaganda conducted by the Nazi regime. Since virtually all such Nazi material was destroyed after the war, this game is truly rare.
1941 WEHRMACHT GAME: 'MILITARY CHESS' FOR SOLDIERS, HITLER YOUTH, SS
1941 WEHRMACHT GAME: 'MILITARY CHESS' FOR SOLDIERS, HITLER YOUTH, SS
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Auction closed on: Friday, May 24, 2013